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    Good afternoon members! Have any of you seen an elevator in a personal residence on Negros or heard of a company that sells/installs them? Here in Kuwait, they're fairly common, which, in addition to cheap labor, reduces the buy in price drastically. The villa I live in has an elevator that will accommodate perhaps 4 people and has only 3 stops.
     
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    Search,, Kalea lifts Philippines, marketed for the luxury homes here but still obtainable for any home.
     
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    I'm curious if those things go back down to the first floor if power is lost.
     
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    I was looking at one of the websites and it looks like they use a ball screw. Basically the lift mechanism has long threaded screw and a (nuts) attached to the conveyance. That's why they don't need a pit for a hydraulic cylinders or any overhead space for a cable pulley.
    If there is no power to turn the screw it's not going anywhere.
     
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    I'm surprised that, considering the health and fragility of the average home owner that needs a home lift, there aren't safety standards requiring an automatic gravity or battery powered lowering mechanism. Definitely something to inquire about if installing a home lift in the Philippines.
     
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    Good question, but all I found was Industry standard requirements across the Globe basically.
    If you are in an elevator when the power goes out, the elevator will automatically stop where it is. There's no cause for alarm, but there are a few things you can do to let the right people know that you're stuck and help you get out sooner
     
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    Well if it's electric, just have a good generator. If you can't afford a generator and are worried about being trapped on the second floor stay on the first floor and save some money.
     
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    IF you can afford an elevator then you can afford a backup power system... this thread is creating a problem where there is none.... LOL
     
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    Many foreigners have been found dead here weeks after they passed away alone in their homes. I've experienced power outages that lasted weeks to months. It isn't just power outages you need to worry about here, it is also power surges that damage and put additional strain on electronic equipment. Many homes do not have adequate mobile service (which would likely be worse inside a lift surrounded by a glass and metal enclosure). Do landlines here work during power outages like they do in the West? Not that it matters since landlines are hung right next to the power lines instead of buried to protect them from the elements.

    Just because you can afford something doesn't mean you understand how that thing works or what the best practices are, and you absolutely should not rely on local companies to fill you in on what those best practices are. While it is something I/you would inquire about I'm quite sure there are many people that would not even think to ask until they are already stuck in a lift.

    There are many situations in which a person could get stuck in a home lift and not have an immediate way to get out. The younger/healthier you are the better chance you have at walking away from that, but these generally aren't the people having home life installed. It is definitely something to think and inquire about.
     
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